The tremendous sweep of world history is brought to life in this atlas, from prehistoric humans to the modern-day world. The colorful charts & graphs throughout the book help readers to understand the events & cultural forces that have shaped world history....
|Title||:||Historical Atlas of the World|
|Number of Pages||:||72 Pages|
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Historical Atlas of the World Reviews
Adequate, if slim, and a little high-school-library-ish. For map purists, this atlas is all-maps, all the time. The large format is appealing and there are is an interesting mix of map content focus (occasionally odd, but usually interesting). The drawback (aside from skimpy size) is the maps are highly dated in their typographic/color/design styles, which while nostalgically appealing, is murder on legibility. The later editions are clearly minor tweaks of the much older original, rather than reworks. I purchased the Anchor Atlas of World History at the same time, which in a quick flip-through looks like a much more complete and fascinating coverage of history through map storytelling, with more interesting content, and includes deep detail in narrative, but also needs a scanning electron microscope to read (4.5" x 7"). Still hunting for the perfect historical atlas.
I grew up with the Hammond Historical Atlas of the World. At least two people have rated this work as "one star" with no explanation. Perhaps that was bitterness from bad memories of school. In any case, this atlas is more than competent for the high school student or casual reader: it is concise, colorful, comprehensive, and free of any obvious errors. What more do you want really?
Gift of Ken Engler, now retired from Hammond.